17 March 2008 News Releases

Serials Solutions® Now Represents AquaBrowser Library® with MyDiscoveries™ Unified Discovery Interface and Social Library Experience

Serials Solutions is pleased to announce that it now represents the AquaBrowser Library® unified discovery interface with MyDiscoveries™ social library experience.

Serials Solutions is pleased to announce that it now represents the AquaBrowser Library® unified discovery interface with MyDiscoveries™ social library experience. Serials Solutions has exclusive reseller rights to the academic market in North America. This alliance leverages the superior search and interface technology developed by MediaLab Solutions BV of the Netherlands combined with the sales and marketing expertise of Serials Solutions. AquaBrowser Library can be installed quickly and already is implemented at more than 200 libraries worldwide.

“By representing AquaBrowser Library, Serials Solutions is able to provide libraries with a unified experience for search, discovery, social networking and personalization,” says Harry Kaplanian, Director of Product Management at Serials Solutions. “It takes advantage of our competencies and experience with e-resources and federated search, and enables us to help libraries continue to position themselves as the best source of quality content for the research experience.”

AquaBrowser Library with MyDiscoveries provides a powerful research experience that combines the best of search and discovery with the benefits of social networking in one interface. The AquaBrowser Library unified discovery interface gives patrons the ability to search all indexed content with a single query, regardless of format or where the content is located within the library. Search results are simultaneously ranked by relevance and visualized using word clouds that provide opportunities for further exploration. These results can be further refined using faceted navigation.

The integrated MyDiscoveries social library experience provides both personalization and social networking features. Personalization features enable patrons to customize their experience and save their results. Social networking features enable patrons to share tags, groups, and reviews. MyDiscoveries shares millions of tags and reviews with the online Library Thing cataloging community to further enhance the patron experience.

“AquaBrowser Library makes searching the catalog as easy as searching the Internet, but also transforms the search experience in the library into an adventure comparable with ‘browsing the shelves.’ It does this while still providing easy and exact searches,” says Taco Ekkel, Director of Development for AquaBrowser.

AquaBrowser Library is a proven, easy-to-implement system that is currently operating at more than 200 institutions worldwide and in universities across the United States, including the University of Chicago and Oklahoma State Stillwater Library.

AquaBrowser technology seamlessly integrates with any Integrated Library System (ILS), federated search engine such as Serials Solutions 360 Search and WebFeat, digital repositories, Web sites, and any other resource with associated text or metadata that can be indexed.


About Serials Solutions

Founded by a librarian for librarians in 2000, Serials Solutions is the global leader in e-resource access and management services (ERAMS) that serves more than 2,000 libraries of all sizes and types. Serials Solutions® KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase, is the foundation for Serials Solutions® 360, the only complete and integrated e-resource access and management solution. Serials Solutions 360®includes 360 Core, 360 Link, 360 Search, 360 MARC Updates, 360 Resource Manager, and 360 Counter.

Serials Solutions also is the exclusive source for Ulrichsweb.com™ and Ulrich’s Serials Analysis System™ worldwide, and represents the AquaBrowser Library® discovery layer user interface in the academic market in North America. The WebFeat® federated search service recently acquired by ProQuest soon will be incorporated into the Serials Solutions family of access and discovery services.

Serials Solutions provides fast implementation, easy customization, and outstanding value to libraries throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.serialssolutions.com or call 1-866-SERIALS. Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.

About Medialab Solutions BV

Medialab Solutions is dedicated to creating superior search solutions that help libraries maintain their position as superior sources of information and knowledge. AquaBrowser can be found in libraries around the world, including over 120 library systems in the USA, libraries in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Italy and 80% of all public libraries the Netherlands. Today, nearly 2,000 library locations are serving over 60 million citizens worldwide with the AquaBrowser Library unified search experience. MediaLab is a division of R.R. Bowker. For more information visit MediaLab online at www.aquabrowser.com.